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blog will show you how to display dynamic columns for the business workplace in

the UWL.

Dynamic Columns for the Business Workplace

As

explained in the

online help (http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw70ehp1/helpdata/en/bc/2e5cb396fc11d194c60000e82dec10/frameset.htm)

, you can define up to six dynamic columns for your workflow tasks.

Use transaction SWL1 to configure

Dynamic Columns :

UWL Configuration

In order

to display these dynamic columns in the UWL, you will have to download and

modify some of the UWL configuration files.

* *

*1.      

*Download the UWL configuration files

Log as a

system administrator in the portal and navigate to *System Administration > System Configuration > Universal Worklist

& Workflow > Universal Worklist – Administration *and click on the *Click to Manage Item Types and View

Definitions* link :

Then

download the standard UWL configuration uwl.standard and the configuration corresponding to your system

uwl.webflow.<SYSTEM_ALIAS>.

You can download these files by clicking on the configuration name and then on

the Download Configuration button at

the bottom of the page..xml *to

a new file (uwl.webflow.<CUSTOMER>.xml

for instance) and edit the new file. Find the task (ItemType element) for which you want to display dynamic columns,

then add a CustomAttributes element

and a Attribute element for each

dynamic column :

Note :

the defaultView property of the ItemType element indicates which view

you will have to modify in the next step.

*3.      

*Display custom attributes in the UWL

Copy the

uwl.standard.xml file to a new file (uwl.standard.<CUSTOMER>.xml

for instance) and edit the new file. Find the default view used to display your

tasks and add the dynamic columns you want to display to the columnOrder property :

Then add

a DisplayAttribute element for each

dynamic column you want to display :

*4.      

**Upload the new configuration files and

clear the cache*

Navigate

to *System Administration > System

Configuration > Universal Worklist & Workflow >

Universal Worklist –

Administration *and click on the *Click

to Manage Item Types and View Definitions* link. Then click on the Upload New Configuration tab and upload

the new configuration files :

Note :

do not forget to check the High Priority option.

Then

navigate to *System Administration >

System Configuration > Universal Worklist & Workflow >

Universal

Worklist – Administration *and click on the Cache Administration Page link :

Finally

clear the UWL cache by clicking on the *Clear

Cache* button.

Result

* *

You

should now see the dynamic columns in the Business Workplace and the UWL :

Business Workplace

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  1. rajya lakshmi
    Hi,

    I ahev followed the same procedure as mentioned in your blog. but with only difference. I ahev not mentioned teh descriptions default in the default view of the standard XML file. Because this tandard model is not allowing me to add the descriptions default of the display attribute. But i ahev mentioned the display name in the uwl.webflow_systemAlias file.

    prior to this process updated the attributes in the SWL1.

    but unfortunately there are no columns are visible which has beeen added by me.

    pls share your view if something is missing some where.

    Raji.

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  2. J. de Voijs
    Hi,

    great blog!

    I add the columns in the .xml files, but no data is showing in the portal (EP 7.0.19). Is it a version issue?

    Vo

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